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F1 Digest 2009 - Italy Qualifying - Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil do battle for pole position at Monza

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There was no rain as expected, but things were still interesting with a fast Force India, and a Ferrari in the wall. The fuel loads mean strategy will play a big part in the race tomorrow. Listen on to find out more.

Free Practice 3

Fisichella had a tough start to the day when he crashed his Ferrari into the barriers. He wasn't the only one struggling though, as Alguersuari had gearbox issues that meant a qualifying penalty.


The first few sessions went as you would expect, but the final shoot out for pole saw a battle between Hamilton and Sutil for the top spot. The pair of them line up on the grid next to each other, with McLaren in front.

Team By Team

It's nice that Lewis and Adrian are good friends as they are nice to each other in their respective press quotes. Less nice is the ongoing battle each driver has with traffic, with Buemi seeming to get mixed up in most of it.